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There are 11 ways to get from Chicago to Williamsburg by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk, bus  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Norfolk (ORF) ORD - ORF
  2. Take the bus from Hampton to Williamsburg

$172 - $406

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Bus  •  24h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Washington "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Williamsburg "Greyhound"

$107 - $150

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Fly Chicago Midway to Norfolk, bus  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Norfolk (ORF) MDW - ORF
  2. Take the bus from Hampton to Williamsburg

$322 - $1,026

Fly Chicago Midway to Richmond, train  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Richmond (RIC) MDW - RIC
  2. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Williamsburg Amtrak Station

$200 - $571

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Richmond, train  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Richmond (RIC) ORD - RIC
  2. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Williamsburg Amtrak Station

$126 - $261

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ORD - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Williamsburg Amtrak Station

$154 - $328

Fly Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington, train  •  7h 46m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Reagan Washington (DCA) MDW - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Williamsburg Amtrak Station

$184 - $1,218

Fly Chicago Midway to Baltimore, train  •  9h 6m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Baltimore (BWI) MDW - BWI
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Williamsburg Amtrak Station

$214 - $780

Train via Rockville  •  22h

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Williamsburg Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$135 - $228

Train  •  27h 35m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Williamsburg Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$144 - $240

Drive  •  14h 3m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Williamsburg 847 miles

$80 - $120

Chicago to Williamsburg by train and subway

The journey time between Chicago and Williamsburg is around 24h 14m and covers a distance of around 938 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 24h 7m. Operated by Amtrak, Metro Washington DC and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Chicago to Williamsburg service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Williamsburg Amtrak Station. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
24h 14m
Fastest journey time:
24h 7m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$135
Carbon emissions:
78 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:40
Last service departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Williamsburg train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The cost-effective way to get from Chicago to Williamsburg is to drive, which costs $80 - $120 and takes 14h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Williamsburg is to fly and bus which costs $320 - $1,100 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Williamsburg. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Williamsburg via Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Williamsburg station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Williamsburg Amtrak Station via ROCKVILLE station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h.

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The distance between Chicago and Williamsburg is 666 miles. The road distance is 847 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Williamsburg without a car is to train via Rockville which takes 22h and costs $130 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Chicago to Williamsburg, including transfers.

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Chicago to Williamsburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago station.

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Chicago to Williamsburg train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Williamsburg is to train via Rockville which takes 22h and costs $130 - $230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $100 - $150 and takes 24h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Williamsburg.
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  • Distance: 666.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Williamsburg, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Chicago to Williamsburg via Rockville Amtrak, ROCKVILLE station, UNION STATION station, and Washington Union Station in around 22h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Chicago to Williamsburg via Washington in around 24h 20m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $450
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Columbus
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Cleveland
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $380
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $420
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $280
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $220
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $450
Flights from Chicago Midway to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from Chicago Midway to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $470
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Richmond via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $360
Flights from Chicago Midway to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $390
Flights from Chicago Midway to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Williamsburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$60 - $110
Train from Alexandria to Williamsburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $110
Business Class Seat
$80 - $150
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Williamsburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $110
Business Class Seat
$85 - $160
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Chicago Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
23h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Premium
$310 - $430
Flexi Coach Seat
$180 - $280
Business Seat
$200 - $280
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Hampton to Williamsburg
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Bus from Chicago to Washington
Ave. Duration
19h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$85 - $120
Flexible
$120 - $180
Bus from Washington to Williamsburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $65

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Chicago to Williamsburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Williamsburg station.

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Williamsburg is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 4:28 PM in Chicago and 5:28 PM in Williamsburg.

Chicago to Williamsburg train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Williamsburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Williamsburg is 847 miles. It takes approximately 14h 3m to drive from Chicago to Williamsburg.

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Delta, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Williamsburg. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $2 - $5.

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